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What will I learn?

This program is offered in partnership with Brock University. Application for admission to the program must be made to Brock University through the Ontario Universities Application Centre.

2 great institutions, 1 great education

Offered jointly by Sheridan and Brock University, this four-and-a-half-year program combines academic instruction in computer science with hands-on technical work in network communications — plus the chance to get paid co-op work experience. By combining theory and practice into a single package, this program offers unmatched preparation for a career in network technology, computer science and communications.

A program with job market growth

With few programs like this in Canada, there's high demand for professionals with software development skills and expertise in communications technology and network analysis, security and administration. The Bachelor of Computing and Network Communications degree from Sheridan and Brock University is tailor-made for the growing role of software-defined networking in the job market.

Practical work experience

Co-op work placements begin during Year 2 and are facilitated through Brock and Sheridan. You must meet academic performance standards to qualify. In addition to providing valuable work experience and professional contacts, co-op placements allow you to earn money that can help offset the cost of your education.

Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for graduates of the Computing and Network Communications program.

These are some sample job titles for this program:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • (Software Defined) Network Architect
  • IT Project Manager
  • Network Security Officer
  • DevOps Programmer
  • Virtual Networks Specialist

Learning Outcomes

CNET Learning Outcomes (Brock)

A CNET Graduate will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge of foundational Computer Science concepts

Graduates understand and are able to apply knowledge of algorithms, data structures, organization and architecture, databases, mathematics, operating systems, networking, programming languages, social and professional issues, software engineering, and their theoretical foundations.

Analyze and solve problems

Applying foundational knowledge, graduates analyze and solve problems of both practical and theoretic nature.

Develop software systems for open-ended problems

Applying foundational knowledge and self-directed inquiry, graduates analyze, design, implement, test and maintain software systems with evaluation based on predefined criteria and with consideration of safety, economic, cultural and societal issues.

Identify and apply appropriate resources:

Graduates identify—both from past experience and through new inquiry—computing techniques, technologies and tools appropriate to the development or maintenance of software systems.

Work individually and on a team

With the ability to work individually or in any role in a team, graduates work cohesively with team members and the user community in project development.

Communicate effectively

Graduates prepare and deliver reports, documentation, presentations and give and receive instructions using a variety of technologies with the computing community, user community and society-at-large.

Act professionally

In their professional and personal life, graduates adhere to the spirit of professional codes of conduct—such as those of CIPS and ACM—with respect to ethical, social, environmental, health, safety and cultural issues.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Applied Science and Technology

Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
International Fees Paid to Brock University
Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

Sheridan College (Ontario)

Davis Campus,

7899 McLaughlin Road,

BRAMPTON,

Ontario (ON),

L6Y 5H9, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete Ontario high school diploma or equivalent. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0; PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R); FCE (Cambridge English: First): 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A; CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C; CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency): 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C; Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 75%; Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.5 – Listening Band; 4.5 – Reading Combined Band; CLB 8 – Writing.

For international students

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of Brock University. There is no separate application to Sheridan. Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of Brock's assessment of their academic achievement.

English-language proficiency testing:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module: 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic): 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

FCE (Cambridge English: First): 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced): 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency): 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes): 75%

Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment): 4.5 – Listening Band, 4.5 – Reading Combined Band, CLB 8 - Writing

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Durham College
  • Fleming College
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